Land for the Woodland Cemetery was given by Samuel Brown to be used as a community burial ground. It was the site of the Browns Creek Baptist Church, established in 1826, with Obidah Dodson being the pastor. Through the years the name of the church was changed to Woodland, but the cemetery does not belong to the Woodland Baptist Church. It is operated by a board and has a trust fund. Many of the earliest families of the area are buried here. It is believed that slaves are buried in this cemetery as they were members of the church.
Directions: Located on the north side of Woodland Church Road just east of its juncture with Brown Creek Road. From Highway 70 at Union (about 8 miles East of Brownsville) take the Union Mercer Road south to the Woodland Church Road (about 1.5 mile). Take the Woodland Church Road east. The cemetery will be on the left about ½ mile past the Woodland Baptist Church (church on right).
Source: Brownsville Funeral Home, Brownsville States-Graphic, family members and reading by Wayma Richards, Hilda Pentecost, Raymond Pentecost, Betty Curlin, Hubert Barcroft, Sr. & Frances Thomas. Updates from Harriet Coburn, September 2006.
GPS Coordinates: 35.5632, -89.09535
- Added: 8 Jun 2003
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #1964597
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